- Discussion questions: What is a blizzard? What do you
do when there is a blizzard? Tell about a not-so-great birthday.
What happened or didn't happen?
- Language arts: Have groups plan a class birthday party. Decide on
a theme, make invitations, make birthday cards, write directions for
games, make a menu.
- Writing: Write about your perfect birthday or a snow day. Make a
list of fun things to do on a snow day.
- Math: Graph birthday months and/or days of the month
- Science: Chart the weather for a month, recording precipitation,
storms, temperature, etc. Research record setting blizzards or snow
storms. Research Blizzards,
- Social Studies: Learn about one-room schools. Discuss the impact of blizzards on travel,
commerce, utilities, etc.
- Drama: Do a pantomime of birthday activities such as blowing out
the candles, etc.
- Cooking/Food: What would you serve to unexpected guests?
- Art: Make a picture of a "blizzard" day, Use a white "wash" to
look like blowing snow.
- Music: Sing some of the songs from the story.
- Movement: Make a human chain in an open area. Have only the first
person with eyes open, lead the others.
- Technology: Brainstorm weather words and their meanings.
Illustrate slides to make a weather dictionary in Kid Pix. Put the slides
into a class slide show.
- Compare and Contrast: The Blizzard with Nora's Ark, another
Monarch book about a flood.